Early Bird Enrollment for Summer Sewing Camps!


For the stylish stitcher! Explore and learn about the fundamentals of sewing through styling and stitching up garment and accessories!

SAVE $24 if you enroll your daughter by April 30, 2016!

Click HERE or HERE to find all the information.


Stitch Away Stress!



Want to be part of making history and have lots of fun doing it? Join us by supporting the Craft Yarn Council’s Big Apple Lemon Drive to draw awareness about the stress-busting benefits of knitting and crochet!

In preparation for National Stress Awareness Month in April,


Why the need for lemons in NYC you ask?

Inspired by the success of its Stitch Away Stress campaign in April, the Council wants to have some more fun with the stress-reducing benefits of knitting and crochet… this time on one the most stressful days of the year, April 18, 2016, otherwise known as Tax Day!

April also happens to be National Stress Awareness Month (you get the connection).

With your help, the Council plans to hand out thousands of knitted and crocheted lemon stress balls with a message about the stress-reducing benefits of these crafts to taxpayers on the busy streets of New York City. upSewn Studio plans to partner with local Holland/Zeeland tax agencies in the same way. Hopefully, they will be inspired to take up knitting or crochet and experience the health benefits themselves!



Studio Policies

TUITION: Fees are due in full upon registration. 

COST OF MATERIALS: Weaving: material cost will be charged at the end of your project. Hand towels are $0.50/linear inch. Rugs are charged by weight after taking your project off of the loom at $5 per oz. Sewing: basic supplies (machine, needle, scissors, cutting mat & table, iron) are provided. You will be given a materials list (if needed) after payment is received.  Knitting & Crocheting: basic needles will be provided for use or you may bring your own if it is the correct size needed. You will be given a materials list (if needed) after payment is received.

$25 will be charged.

MAKE-UP CLASS may be arranged when a student calls us about an absence 12 hours prior to your class.

NO-SHOW/LATE CANCELLATION: No refund or make-up class, if you don’t give notice of absence 12 hours prior to your class.

CANCELLATION for a series of the classes: No refund will be given after the first day of the series of classes. 

CANCELLED CLASS: If upSewn Studio cancels a class, you will be notified as soon as possible and rescheduled for a mutually convenient time. In case of inclement weather, the studio may be closed without notice.

HOLDING POLICY: upSewn Studio will keep your ongoing project until your next visit. Any unfinished work left at the studio for more than 30 days will become the property of upSewn Studio and ineffective for the rest of your class. If you want to quit without completing the project, you must pay for materials.

CONDUCT: Children’s Class may not be accompanied by adults. Adults may stay in waiting area. In the case of a disruptive behavior by a child, upSewn Studio will call parent or guardian and consult for withdrawal from their classes.

EATING and CELL PHONE are not permitted in the studio.

LOST and FOUND: upSewn Studio
 is not responsible for any projects or personal items lost.

PETS and BABIES: No pets allowed. Please hold your babies in the studio. upSewn Studio or its teachers are not responsible for any accidents involving our equipment. Please supervise your young children who are not taking a class.

Registration & Payment Method Information

I have tried a couple different ways to publish class offerings, registrations, and payments. It has been hard to find the right mix, but I hope this will make it easier.


Classes: Will first be published here on my blog then on Sign Up Genius for registration.  Typically, registration will close 3 days prior to class date to give teachers time to prep or notification to parents in case of cancellation.

Payment: Class fee will be due within 48 hours of sign up either by check/cash dropped off at upSewn Studio (8485 Homestead Dr Zeeland, MI 49464) OR paid electronically through Sign Up Genius to reserve your spot.  You may pay by either method in full at time of registration. Checks can be made out to upSewn Kids & Studio.

Additionally, you can electronically pay by going to Dwolla . Search by name: upSewn Kids & Studio  OR  Search by Dwolla ID: 812-836-0200.


Sign Up Link: Fall 2015 Classes http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0848AEAC28A02-fall1

Fall 2015 Classes

Hi Everyone!

Lots of good things happening at the upSewn Studio.  We have added class options and streamlined the way to register and pay for classes. Sign up will begin Monday August 10th.


First Stitches Kids: Machine Sewing   Tuesdays Aug 18, 25 & Sept 1

Description: Intro to Machine Sewing.  3 classes. 1 hour each.  Max: 6 Min: 3  $45.  All materials provided.  No prior class needed.  Boys & Girls Ages 7+

What you will learn:
-Safety in a Sewing Classroom
-Parts of the machine
-How to thread machine
-Basic stitches & why you use them
-How to pin & cut fabric

Project you will make:
-Small Drawstring Bag

Mar 12 Collage

First Stitches Kids: Machine Quilting  Thursdays Aug 20, 27 & Sept 3

Description: Intro to Machine Quilting.  3 classes.  1.5 hours each.  Max: 6 Min: 3  $65.  A materials list will be provided after payment is received.  Prerequisite: First Stitches: Machine Sewing.

What you will learn:
-basics of quilting construction including a consistent 1/4″ seam
-playing with color & texture
-basic rotary cutting & safety
-pressing importance

Project you will make:
-Folded Four-Patch Coasters

Folded Four-Patch Coaster Completed

Folded Four-Patch Coaster Completed ProjectIMG_0844

Second Stitches: Machine Quilting  Thursdays September 17 & 24 October 1, 8, 15

Description: I Can Quilt.  5 classes.  1.5 hours each.  Max: 6 Min: 3  $105.  A materials list will be provided after deposit payment is received.  Prerequisite–First Stitches: Machine Sewing & First Stitches: Machine Quilting or equivalent.

What you will learn:
-expand on quilting construction including a consistent 1/4″ seam
-more playing with color & texture
-continued rotary cutting & safety
-continued pressing importance                                                                                                    -general development of skill & problem solving techniques

Projects you will make:
-Charmed Nine-Patch Treasure Bag                                                                                             -Quilted Photo Frame

Charmed Nine-Patch Treasure Bag Side View

Charmed Nine-Patch Treasure Bag Side View

Charmed Nine-Patch Treasure Bag Top View

Charmed Nine-Patch Treasure Bag Top View